bigwig(redirected from a big-wig)
1. A prominent or significant person. That guy's a real bigwig in the art world, so please don't say anything to embarrass me.
2. Someone who is arrogant or conceited. Quit acting like such a bigwig—you're no more important than the rest of us.
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n. an important person; a self-important person. Some bigwig in a pinstripe suit waltzed through and asked me to leave.
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